Trae Young leads hot-shooting Hawks past Pelicans, 123-107

Trae Young

By CHARLES ODUM

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 points and helped lead a third-quarter 3-point barrage as the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans 123-107. The Hawks sank each of their 11 3-point attempts in the third quarter, including four from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who had 21 points. Atlanta made 20 of 31 3s overall. Trae Young also had 12 assists. He made three 3s in the third period. The Hawks surged to a 107-90 lead with the big period following a 61-all halftime tie. Atlanta has won four consecutive games and is 13-4 under interim coach Nate McMillan. Williamson led the Pelicans with 34 points.